LED UV curing offers many advantages over conventional spot curing systems including no bulbs to change, cool cures, no warm up and constant intensity for thousands of hours.
Curing equipment based on LEDs can achieve uniform frequency and intensity output for consistent cures, facilitating superior process control, increased manufacturing throughput and lower operating costs. LED UV light curing offers several significant advantages over conventional arc UV sources:
- Typical 20,000 hour LED life eliminates bulb replacement, reduces maintenance costs
- Instant on/instant off operation – no warm up times, no mechanical shutters
- Cooler light radiation that extends curing capabilities for heat-sensitive substrates
- Higher electrical efficiency for lower operational costs
- More compact equipment
LED UV curing lamps feature narrower wavelength spectrum emission than that of conventional equipment, so assessment needs to be made on existing chemistries to see if they cure adequately using the narrow bandwidth. Material and adhesive manufacturers have formulations specifically designed to cure with LED based lamps.
- Plastic, glass and metal bonding
- Medical device assembly including catheter and needle/syringe bonding
- Electronics assembly including wire tacking, encapsulating, ruggedising and conformal coating
- Temporary masking
Ensuring Success When Switching from Conventional Lamp to LED Light Curing Sources
by Dymax Corp. What makes LEDs different? Is it worth switching? What factors need to be addressed during the migration process? This whitepaper lays out the points to consider in regards to these questions.
Dymax BlueWave® MX-250™ LED UV Flood Curing System, High-Intensity Flood Curing System
The Dymax BlueWave MX-250 LED UV flood curing system provides manufacturers with the curing flexibility of other Dymax systems, but with new expansion capabilities. The unit comprises two main parts: a controller with an easy-to-use touchscreen interface and a uniquely designed, high-intensity LED emitter, offering better uniformity and more consistent curing-energy emissions than traditional flood-curing systems.
Dymax BlueWave® MX-150™ LED UV Spot Curing Lamp, High-Intensity Curing System
The Dymax BlueWave MX-150 LED UV spot curing lamp system provides manufacturers with the curing flexibility they need, in a smaller, more efficient design. With this new design, the system can be truly tailored to users’ curing needs – allowing them to choose from three different wavelength LED emitters (365, 385, or 405 nm) so optimal cures are achieved.
Dymax BlueWave® LED Spot Curing System, LED Curing Lamp
The Dymax BlueWave LED Spot Curing System offers many advantages over conventional spot curing systems, including no bulbs to change, cool cures, no warm up and constant intensity for thousands of hours. It generates curing energy using high intensity LEDs. The relatively narrow frequency band produced by LEDs generates cooler curing temperatures.
Dymax BlueWave® QX4™ LED UV Spot Curing Lamp
The Dymax BlueWave QX4 high intensity LED UV spot curing lamp features all the benefits of LED curing technology in a small, versatile unit. This system comprises a controller with a foot switch and up to four LED heads.
Dymax BlueWave® LED Flood Curing Lamp for UV and Visible Light Curing Materials
The Dymax BlueWave LED Flood Curing Lamp System offers high-intensity curing energy over a 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm area. Cure times in the 5-30 second range are typical when using Dymax light-curable materials. This unit is simple to operate and can be used as a stand-alone system or easily integrated into automated assembly systems.
Phoseon Technology UV LED Flood Curing Lamps
Phoseon Technology pioneered the use of LEDs for curing in both commercial and industrial applications, offering equipment manufacturers high performance curing technology that provides maximum UV energy, superior performance, and high reliability for demanding applications.